2017 Henri Boillot Montrachet

- 750 ml
98
VM
Availability: In Stock
$1,149.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
84551-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Pale yellow. Wonderfully delicate and discreet on the nose, hinting at lemon drop and minerals; Boillot says he's normally the first to harvest in Montrachet and this wine certainly conveys an early-picked aspect. Pure and silky on the palate and thicker than the Chevalier-Montrachet, but with terrific inner-mouth cut. Displays impeccable balance on the very suave, slowly rising finish. Can a wine be both understated and explosive? "Two thousand seventeen is a real fruit year," says Boillot, and in fact this citrussy, floral Montrachet is not yet showing the site's iodiney minerality. But that will come.

Vinous Media | 98 VM
A brooding yet softly perfumed nose is comprised of a variety of green fruit, citrus zest, spice, tangerine and an admirably deft dollop of oak. The highly complex, mouth coating and borderline chalky broad-shouldered and muscular flavors possess excellent concentration that coats the palate on the stony, compact and very firm finish. This is like a block of stone at present and like the Chevalier, it is a 'buy and forget' wine destined for a very long life.

Burghound | 97 BH
The 2017 Montrachet Grand Cru is among the most reserved wines in the cellar, unfurling in the glass with a reticent bouquet of crisp orchard fruit, white flowers and light reduction that wasn't revealing its full range when I tasted it. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and concentrated, with broad shoulders and evident power, concluding with a stony finish, but the full extent of its quality is hard to read.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 96 RP

More Information
Availability In Stock
Vintage 2017
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer H.Boillot: Domaine Henri Boillot has seen some name changes over its long history, but the one thing that has remained consistent is the absurdly high level of quality their wines possess. While the focus has traditionally been on refreshing and elegant whites, one should never overlook their thick, massive Pinot Noir-infused reds. The acidic, yet gentle citrus plays with your palate while apples and mint create a delicious, fruity combination for your tastebuds to deconstruct. The minerals, the grapefruit, everything comes together perfectly to create a wine that flows like honey and tastes even better. If you want to create evenings like that with friends, look no further than our amazing selection of Henri Boillot's greatest wines. Experience a swirling mouthful of Burgundy's glorious tradition, and emerge with your life changed.
Rating 98 VM
Region Burgundy: Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines. Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
Type of Wine Burgundy White: No one can express the full potential of Chardonnay quite like the visionaries from Burgundy. With an almost entirely single-minded devotion to the noble varietal in question, they continue to push the boundaries of quality, to the joy of their many fans worldwide. Discover the nuances of every producer and come out changed forever.
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Varietal Chardonnay: Isn't just the most popular white wine in the world - it's angelic. Anyone with a developed taste for fine wine would struggle to maintain composure after tasting some of the stronger vintages of this masterpiece. Aside from France and the United States, you can expect to encounter bottles from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Italy, Chile, and quite a few others. Every region that produces quality Chardonnay tends to add their own spin to it by including a lot of delicious fruits and changing up their techniques
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